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San Diego County, California

View Fireworks from the Volcan Summit Hike! Saturday, July 4th; Leaving the trailhead at 7pm

Saturday, July 4th enjoy a bird’s eye view of the many fireworks displays around San Diego County from the summit of the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve.  Leaving the trailhead at 7pm, San Diego County Park Attendant Bill Augustus will discuss the history and geography of the area. The group will arrive at the summit just as the sun sets to enjoy the coastal views.  Then around 9pm, enjoy the many fireworks displays from around the County.   The group will be on the summit for about an hour before the fireworks start, so bring a jacket, water and a snack.  The hike back down to the staging area in the dark so please bring a fully charged flash light.

This hike will include an elevation gain of approximately 1,000 ft in 2 miles. Please dress in layers as the temperature can change dramatically nearing the summit.  Wear sturdy hiking shoes and carry a fully charged flashlight. Bring plenty of water and a snack for the summit. Park along Farmer Road and meet at the trailhead at the Hubbell Gateway approximately 300 feet up the gravel road from the parking area.  This is just north of the Wynola Road intersection with Farmer Road. The hike will be canceled if it rains. Please contact the Heise Park Ranger office for updates or more information, 760-765-4098. You can also reply to the Explore San Diego's Backcountry Meetup page to receive any updates: 7/4/15 Fourth of July Fireworks Viewing From Volcan Mountain Meetup Event Link

Visit the Volcan Mountain Foundation's website at www.VolcanMt.org for ongoing updates of events and activities on and around Volcan Mountain.